Heavenly stars are basically small, narrow balloons made of paper and wire. They are still known under the name Kongming. In Asia, the sky lantern is used for praying or for various events. The historians are of the opinion that the lanterns were used for the first time as a light signal in the 3rd century BC to announce the approach of the enemy troops.
Heavenly lanterns are used in Asia as an addition to prayer
People send their desires to the universe
Some traditions in Asia are revered by the Kongming Lantern
Legend has it that the military strategist Zhuge Liang, who was also called Kongming, has survived the lantern. When he and his warriors were surrounded by enemies, Kongming wrote a message to the lantern as a last hope and let it rise. Hence the name of the heavenly lantern. Another legend tells that The lanterns As the hat of Zhuge Liang, with which he was often drawn.
In the Philippines there is also the custom with the luminous messages
The sky lanterns are made of very thin paper and wire
True things are simple: how much joy these lights are!
The Feast of Light
According to these stories, the sky lantern is very popular and popular with children and adults. There are occasions for light festivals and light plays, which have long gone beyond Asia and are gaining more and more popularity in Europe.
It is no wonder that this beautiful tradition from Asia is widely recognized throughout the world
Light festivals look just heavenly beautiful
The hot air is lighter than the cold, allowing the lantern to rise
Let heavenly lanterns rise
Nowadays, the sky lanterns are also used for less traditional events such as children’s birthdays, for example Parties or even weddings , There is a particularly good reason for this – thousands of flying helmets in the night sky simply look gorgeous.
The handling of fire is dangerous for children and adults and there is no exception in the sky lantern.
When the hot air cools and the flame is weak but still burning, the lantern can land and cause damage.
One should only take good care that no damage fire is generated
From time to time we can see the sky lanterns at the lake or at the river when the weather permits
Clear sky and lots of lights – is not that fantastic?
Heaven-lantern-pro and contra
In a strong wind that blows in an unfavorable direction, the heavenly lantern can tip over and burst into flames. It can also happen that the sky lantern falls on something inflammable, such as dry wood or house. In rare cases such a small, adorable sky-lantern can be dangerous for airplanes in the sky. There are manufacturers who make sky lanterns from hazardous materials. In some countries, the sky lanterns are forbidden for safety reasons.
Whether you use a heavenly lantern to communicate with the military forces or with the sky, it remains a glorious sign, as long as it is not a threat to anyone.
There are always new festivals and events, in which more and more the skylights have an appearance